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Deadlocks: Should directors boycott meetings?

It may be seen as dereliction of a director's fiduciary duty if he does not participate and influence the outcomes of a meeting, or at least to record his position.

THERE can be problematic situations, such as in a shareholders' deadlock, when directors may feel that their best option is to purposely not attend a meeting. This, in effect, means choosing to boycott a meeting.

A common reason for a director to opt not to attend a meeting could be to